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What is the Value of Orthodontic Treatment?

woman getting her braces examinedDid you know that orthodontic treatment is more than just straightening teeth? The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) states, “The goal of orthodontic treatment is a beautiful smile and a good bite—meaning straight teeth that mesh well with the teeth in the opposite jaw and look great.” A straighter smile isn’t only good for aesthetics, it can also make it easier for you to bite, chew and even speak.

Cost vs. Value

Compared to the drastic increase in the price of a house or car in the last 20 years, you will get more value with orthodontic treatment as it typically lasts longer than most people keep a car or even the same house. With proper oral hygiene, the beautiful new smile you achieve with Mary Kay Becher DDS PA can last a lifetime at an unbelievable value. Read More

Could Your Diabetes Effect Your Orthodontic Treatment?

checking blood sugar with fingerAlthough diabetes has become a fairly common disease in most recent years, it is still very serious and should be managed properly to avoid damaging effects on the body. These damaging effects include threats to your oral that can greatly influence your orthodontic treatment.

Diabetes and Gum Disease

The connection between diabetes and periodontal disease is closer than most people think. Did you know that those with diabetes are two times more likely to develop gum disease? For this reason, it is important for people with diabetes to understand its effects and practice good oral hygiene before, during and after orthodontic treatment.Read More

Is Juicing Bad for Your Teeth?

dropping fruit into blenderAt the start of every new year, most of us begin to reevaluate our waistlines and opt for a healthier lifestyle. With the growing popularity of juicing in recent years, more of our patients have been turning to this diet as a means of increasing their fruit and vegetable intake. While blending veggies, fruits, and other nutrients together can be very beneficial for overall health, do you really know the effects on your oral health?

The Effects of Juicing on the Teeth

When you consume a fruit and vegetable drink, you’re exposing your teeth to the acids that come from these foods as well. Over time, these acids can cause staining and erosion damage to your teeth. Many people notice that their teeth feel sticky or rough after juicing for more than a couple of days. Thankfully, Dr. Mary Kay Becher has a few easy tips to help maintain great oral health while drinking yourself to a better you. Read More

Guess the Number of Invisalign Aligners!

Orthodontic patients all over the world are going wireless!

Invisalign is the invisible alternative to traditional metal braces. These clear, flexible aligners are custom-made for your unique orthodontic needs, and you can remove the aligners to eat or for social situations. Plus, Invisalign aligners have proven to straighten teeth faster than traditional orthodontic appliances – you achieve a healthy smile with a “barely there” look and fewer visits to the orthodontist.

Beginning January 2nd, we’ll have a random number of Invisalign aligners in a jar at our practice front desk. Make your best “guesstimate” on the number of aligners – the patient with the closest guess will win a $500 discount towards Invisalign treatment. Not sure if you’re a candidate for this revolutionary treatment appliance? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Becher!

Good luck to all who enter. We hope to see your smile in 2019!

New Year, New Me

Cute funny cartoon tooth in santa hat and mittens. Vector concept of New Year and Christmas greeting for the dental clinic. Winter holidays in dentistry.At the start of each new year, we often hear people say, “New year, new me.” But what exactly does that mean? At Mary Kay Becher DDS, we say “New year, new smile, better hygiene.”

To help you start the new year with a great smile and better oral health, we’ve come up with a list of essentials you will need to achieve this new year’s resolution.

Floss

Simply brushing your teeth does not always get to the hard-to-reach areas. Flossing is one of the most effective ways to prevent cavities, fight bad breath, tartar buildup, gum disease and improve your appearance. Make sure floss is part of your at-home dental care routine in the new year to maintain your bright smile.

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